July 27, 2020
On Saturday, August 8, 2020 the Shaker Arts Council (SHAC) will present the play Love Letters. The two-person play stars Shaker residents and married couple Anaya Farrell and Donald Carrier. The Zoom performance, featuring letters exchanged between two people over a lifetime, will be held at 7:30pm and is a part of Stay-in-Place Productions, the arts council’s response to COVID -19. The performance is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. For more information and to register visit: www.shakerartscouncil.org.
Mr. Carrier is an actor, teacher and director who has worked extensively in theatre and film across North America. He is the Director of the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program. His career includes leading performances at the Stratford Festival, the Old Globe, the Shaw Festival, and at Cleveland Play House, he has appeared in Lincolnesque, Noises Off!, Ten Chimneys, In The Next Room, Yentl, The Little Foxes, The Crucible, Luna Gale, All The Way. and Shakespeare in Love. His many film and TV credits include Twice in a Lifetime, The Passion Of Ayn Rand, Hollywood Off-Ramp, The Wives of Windsor, Ready or Not, Dead By Monday and Earth: Final Conflict. His directorial resume includes numerous theaters nationally, and locally at CWRU, Dobama Theatre, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Beck Center.
Anaya Farrell is a professional actor and teacher with extensive film and theatre experience. Her credits include leading roles at the Grand Theatre, the Neptune Theatre, The National Arts Center, The Ford Center for the Performing Arts among many others. As a writer and composer, Ms. Farrell has had a number of her works performed including the musical Evangeline, for which she wrote the music and co-wrote the book and lyrics; Evangeline was developed and presented in concert form by the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Her Jessie-nominated play The Love Stories has been performed in Canada and the US. Anaya has performed in over seventy film, television, radio and commercial projects and has worked opposite such actors as Brian Dennehy, Treat Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Christopher Plummer, and Sam Waterston. Ms. Farrell is a Lecturer in the Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater.
This SHAC Stay–in–Place Production is made possible by a grant from NOPEC.